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Offline texasgun

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My cabin inside a metal barn
« on: December 11, 2010, 07:13:09 AM »
I thought I would post pictures of this years progress on my cabin site. I decided that I would build my projects over a period of time to spread the costs out. If anyone has any questions please ask and I'll try to answer.













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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 07:22:38 AM »
Next is a covered picnic area



After getting the barn and picnic area done I ran electrical and water everywhere I thought I might need it now or in the future and built the pump house .


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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 08:49:41 AM »
nice work so far. Your going to be happy for a long time with that effort. 

Looks like you do not have any shortage of mesquite for bbq'ing. 

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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 03:40:00 PM »
Nice setup. Keep the pictures comming.

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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 03:58:42 PM »
Nice to see a project where steel is used. Sure increases the spans!
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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 06:34:15 PM »
 w* to the forum here!
Where bouts you building?
Hey barns can be nice places to sleep  ;D

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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 06:55:24 PM »
Next I finished the pump house and added insulation, osb walls, and lights
 


Then I moved on to the inside of barn and started putting up studs on ceiling and walls

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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 07:15:11 PM »
All these wall and ceiling studs took me awhile since its usually just me and I only have 3 days off each week from my job.

Here is as far as I have gotten on ceiling hopefully I can get one of my friends to help me hang the center part

Never did pex before but it did not take me long to get the hang of it.



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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 07:37:05 PM »
This week I have been sheetrocking the bathroom and will be finishing the rest of the barn walls with 7/16 osb.


I remember this started when I told my wife " I think I'll put a toilet in the barn when I build it"  (that way I will have it while I build the real cabin). Like most of my projects it evolved from something simple into a major project that has ate alot of time and lots of money. d* But like I always say we only live once. (and we will always make some more money)
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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 07:56:41 PM »
Looks like you do not have any shortage of mesquite for bbq'ing. 
Thats for sure and I do just that quite often, you sound like you might know something about real BBQ [hungry]
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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 02:53:19 AM »
Pics lots of pics!!! We love lots of pics :)
How are you attaching the wood to the metal?
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Re: My summer building project
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 06:03:59 AM »
Pics lots of pics!!! We love lots of pics :)
How are you attaching the wood to the metal?
Irene
3" large wood to metal self tapping screws like you would use for trailer floorboards and a craftsman 19.2 inpact driver.Pressure treated 2 x 4 bottom sills all the way around the barn for the walls to sit on,then the osb is nailed to the wall and ceiling studs with a finish nailer (1/4" osb on ceiling 7/16" for walls)
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